Health Service Administration Track

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The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences - Health Service Administration Track at FranU allows students who have earned at least 60 credit hours towards an Associate or Baccalaureate degree program.

The program is designed to prepare students to serve communities and patient populations with compassion and respect as health care managers. While this is an in-person program, students will have the option to take courses online when available.

School
School of Arts and Sciences
Career
Healthcare managers and leaders in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practices, inpatient and outpatient facilities, group or nursing homes and in a home-care capacity.
Program Contacts

Health Service Administration Program Curriculum

The health science bachelor’s degree consists of 120 curriculum credit hours. A multi-disciplinary curriculum provides students with the opportunity to learn from a variety of perspectives, making for a well-rounded education and a wide range of career opportunities.

Through courses that cover healthcare systems and trends, principles in management and theological bioethics, students will gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to lead in healthcare. The health science bachelor’s degree culminates in a capstone project through which students will showcase their strengths in management and leadership.

Health Service Administration Bachelor’s Degree Features

Program Admissions Requirements

The health service administration degree is meant for students who hold an associate of science from an accredited clinical program. Further admission requirements include:

  • A 2.0 GPA or better on all college-level coursework (excluding developmental/remedial courses) attempted at a regionally accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from every college or university attended, submitted to FranU

For detailed information on admission requirements, visit the Transfer Students Admissions page.

Program Goals

The goals of the Bachelor of Science in Health Science - Health Service Administration Track are to:

  1. Educate students with an integrated knowledge in the health sciences.
  2. Develop skills necessary for 21st-century careers and entry into graduate or professional training programs.
  3. Provide evidence-based educational experiences that promote integrated knowledge of the science of health, vocational discernment, community engagement and Franciscan core values.
  4. Provide educational experiences that meet the needs of the communities we serve.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Students graduating from the health service administration bachelor’s degree program will have the ability to:

  • Apply evidence-based principles to problems in a concentrated field of study.
  • Communicate effectively on a variety of topics related to a concentrated field of study.
  • Use resources from the literature associated with a concentrated field of study.
  • Exhibit awareness of ethical responsibilities in a variety of settings.
  • Explain skills and theories that can be applied in preparation to lead or manage effectively in a healthcare environment.

FAQs

What will I learn in the health science bachelor's degree program?

Students will take courses ranging from writing for science research to business statistics to theological bioethics. Health service administration students will encounter a diverse range of subject matter that will enrich their learning experience and prepare them to meet and exceed the expectations of the healthcare industry.

Graduates will enter the workforce with skills in management, communication and community service, with additional competencies in health science research and the ability to serve the population in an ethical, responsible manner.

What can I do with a health service administration bachelor’s degree?

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The healthcare administration field is wide-reaching, offering careers in many different fields and settings. Some health service administration graduates may pursue a career working hands-on with people, while others may choose a career path focused on data and analysis.

Healthcare administration students may work in offices, hospitals, nursing homes or group medical practices and often serve a clinical administrative or service role. Careers include:

  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Records and Information Technician
  • Medical Billing Manager
  • Medical Office Manager
  • Human Resource Manager

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that careers in medical and healthcare management will increase by 28% over the next ten years, which means that there will be ample opportunities for students to find employment after graduation. In addition, the BLS reports that the median annual salary for healthcare management professionals is $101,340 per year.

How affordable is the BS in health sciences?

At FranU, we understand that financing your education can be stressful and challenging. We strive to provide the utmost care and respect when it comes to assisting our students and their families with finding options to pay for college. A large portion of our student body receives some form of financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships or loans.

To learn more about our dedication to assisting students with finding aid and for information on FranU’s financial aid process, visit the Financial Aid page. For information regarding tuition and fees, including how to calculate the estimated cost of attendance, see the Tuition page.

Accreditation

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctorate degrees. Questions about accreditation of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500 or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Curriculum